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DLC | New Dem Dispatch | May 25, 2007
Three Steps Toward a Health Information Network
As a new report by David Kendall of the Progressive Policy Institute shows, the IT revolution can and must be quickly adopted by our health care system.


PPI | Policy Report | May 24, 2007
Building a Health Information Network
By David B. Kendall
The health care sector has been slow in adopting IT systems. With patients frustrated over soaring costs and inconvenient care, the time is ripe for an electronic health record (EHR) system based on patient-controlled accounts.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | December 9, 2005
Idea of the Week: A Center for Cures
Sen. Joe Lieberman's proposed American Center for Cures should command broad political support from anyone interested in saving human lives -- or in fulfilling the promise of American science, technology, and medicine.


DLC | Front & Center | October 28, 2005
Using Markets to Fight Disease for Development
By Kevin Croke
Lawmakers should support the Kerry-Lugar "Vaccines for the New Millenium Act." They should also take the bill as a reminder of the need to devote more resources and political attention to the search for innovative ways to fight disease and underdevelopment around the world.


DLC | New Dem Daily | January 23, 2004
Idea of the Week: Health Information is Good Medicine
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) has taken a big a step toward galvanizing a debate about how to measure and improve the quality of health care Americans are receiving.


DLC | New Dem Daily | April 23, 2003
Do The Right Thing On Stem Cell Research
When President Bush banned federally funded labs from using new "lines" of embryonic stem cells for promising research into path-breaking medical cures, scientists and other observers predicted the day wasn't long coming when that ban would hamstring important advances in medicine. In fact, that day has arrived sooner than expected.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 15, 2003
Health Information on Demand
By Sen. Tom Carper
The nonprofit Patient Safety Institute (PSI) has started a program to help bring modern information-handling practices to the medical world.


DLC | New Dem Daily | October 25, 2001
A Public Health and Medical Information Network
The anthrax scare calls for the kind of national health information network that New Democrats have been recommending for years: a network using modern information technology to link public health officials, health care providers and health plans around the country, and consumers.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | September 10, 2001
The New Health Care
By David Kendall, Jeff Lemieux, S. Robert Levine, M.D., and Kerry Tremain
Scientific advances are forcing a twin revolution in health care delivery and insurance.


PPI | Backgrounder | July 5, 2001
The Promise of Therapeutic Cloning
By Shane Ham
It is important to distinguish between two distinct kinds of cloning: therapeutic cloning and reproductive cloning. We must not close the door on the former because of fears about the latter.


PPI | Policy Report | June 19, 2001
Stem Cell Research: The Case for Federal Funding
By Rebecca Dudzik Ham, Ph.D
Over 3,000 people die every day in the United States from diseases that may someday be treatable as a result of stem cell research.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 1, 2000
Mental Health: The Unresolved Area of Health Care Reform
By The Editors
Fifty Million Americans suffer from mental illness, says Surgeon General.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | April 1, 2000
Resource for Research
By Kerry Tremain
NIH's PubMed Central puts life science online.


PPI | Policy Report | July 1, 1998
Planning for Serendipity
By Tammy O. Tengs
Just as war is too important to leave to generals, health research is too important to leave to scientists. But it is also too important to leave to the political process. Congress, the Administration, and NIH should partner with experts in economics and strategic planning to develop a plan to use science as an instrument to improve the nation's health.


PPI | Policy Report | July 1, 1997
Beyond the Managed Care Backlash
By Michael L. Millenson
Appropriate professional autonomy and accountability, evidence-based medical practice, implementation of computer technology, and stewardship must all rest on a foundation of widely distributed, reliable information about the processes and outcomes of care.


Admin | Memo | October 28, 1990
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